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  • AAA named PR ambassador for the anime 'One Piece'

    January 17, 2014 @ 5:56 pm

    It was announced that AAA's new song "Wake up!" will be used as the new theme song for the anime "ONE PIECE" (Fuji TV) starting on January 19. Furthermore, AAA will also be the PR ambassador for the 15th anniversary of "ONE PIECE".  "Wake up!" is an upbeat song about the bonds among friends as they go on an adventure together in order to fulfil their dreams. It was a song written specially for "ONE PIECE" and fits the image of the anime wel

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  • Shinzato Kota to release his debut single "HANDS UP!"

    July 3, 2013 @ 2:52 am

    Up-and-coming singer Shinzato Kota (17), who was one of the finalists for "The 24th JUNON Superboy Contest" in 2011, will be releasing his debut single "HANDS UP!" on July 31."HANDS UP!" is the current opening theme song for popular TV anime "ONE PIECE", and when it was first aired back in April, "ONE PIECE" fans gave it a good reputation with comments like, "The world view of the anime and the lyrics match well," and "I like this the best out of

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  • Shinzato Kota to sing the new theme song for 'ONE PIECE' + "HANDS UP" audio

    April 21, 2013 @ 4:03 am

    It's been revealed that rookie singer Shinzato Kota will be singing the new theme song for Fuji TV's anime, 'ONE PIECE'. The song is titled "HANDS UP!", and its described as a tune with a sense of speed that boosts a new adventure. It will be released in Chaku-Uta form on May 29th. Take a listen to it below!

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  • Japan Box Office Report & Trailer Park – February 9th/10th

    February 13, 2013 @ 4:49 pm

    [caption id="attachment_289264" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Nou Otoko' / (01) 'Ted' / (03) 'Strawberry Night'"][/caption] 'Ted' still lures the Japanese into the movie theaters and managed to establish itself at the top of the weekend box office chart. It was the second extended weekend of the year and 'Ted' was even given a boost in exposure with an additional 100 screens due to its popularity. Se

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  • Toriko, One Piece, and Dragon Ball Z to collaborate for one-hour special

    February 6, 2013 @ 11:58 am

    On February 5, it was announced that in April, Fuji TV’s ongoing anime “Toriko” will collaborate with the animes “One Piece” and “Dragon Ball Z” for a special one-hour program titled “Dream 9 Toriko & One Piece & Dragon Ball Z Chou Collab Special” to commemorate the Toriko’s third year. The special will air on April 7 at 9 AM. Last April, “Toriko” and “One Piece” collaborated to create a special and received a favorable response. T

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  • Japan Box Office Report & Trailer Park – February 2nd/3rd

    February 6, 2013 @ 7:50 am

    [caption id="attachment_288455" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Jack Reacher' / (01) 'Ted' / (03) 'Strawberry Night'"][/caption] 'Ted' reclaimed the first place at the box office with another great result for the weekend. American thriller 'Jack Reacher' ('Outlaw' in Japan) attracted a lot of people on its opening weekend, especially men in their thirties and above, and earned itself a solid second pla

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  • Japan Box Office Report & Trailer Park – December 26th/27th

    January 29, 2013 @ 10:27 pm

    [caption id="attachment_287556" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Ted' / (01) 'Strawberry Night' / (03) 'Life of Pi'"][/caption] In a tough battle for the top spot on the box office chart, the new Japanese mystery thriller 'Strawberry Night' - starring Takeuchi Yuko - emerged victorious over American comedy 'Ted', which did extremely well even on its second weekend. In third place opened the visually stu

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  • Japan Box Office Report – December 19th/20th

    January 22, 2013 @ 11:00 pm

    [caption id="attachment_286703" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Tokyo Kazoku' / (01) 'Ted' / (03) 'Les Miserables'"][/caption] American comedy 'Ted' successfully charmed the Japanese moviegoers and took the lead in the weekend box office race with some impressive numbers. Second place was also occupied by a new release in the form of the Japanese family drama 'Tokyo Kazoku' starring a great ensemble of

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  • Japan Box Office Report – December 12th/13th

    January 16, 2013 @ 9:01 pm

    [caption id="attachment_285955" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Les Miserables' / (01) 'Hunter x Hunter' / (03) 'ONE PIECE FILM Z'"][/caption] Heavy snow affected the Kanto region on the last day of the extended weekend, but people still flocked to the movie theaters and made 'Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rouge' the highest grossing movie of the weekend. 'Les Miserables' continued to stick to its second po

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  • Japan Box Office Report – January 5th/6th

    January 9, 2013 @ 11:06 pm

    [caption id="attachment_285070" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Les Miserables' / (01) 'ONE PIECE FILM Z' / (03) 'Skyfall'"][/caption] This highest grossing movie of the weekend for the fourth consecutive week is 'ONE PIECE FILM Z'. 'Les Miserables' defended its second position for the third week in a row as well. Meanwhile, 'Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu' had to give up its third spot and allowed the three m

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